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Thursday, October 11, 2012

Review: Cheesie Mack Is Cool in a Duel by Steve Cotler

Cheesie Mack Is Cool in a Duel by Steve Cotler. A Cheesie Mack Book.

Cheesie Mack Is Cool in a Duel by Steve Cotler

Random House Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: June 2012
List Price: $15.99
ISBN-13: 9780375864384

Review: Have you ever wanted to be considered cool by your friends? The book Cheesie Mack Is Cool in a Duel by Steve Cotler is a story about just that. The illustrations by Adam McCauley are enjoyable and entertaining, but there are too few for my tastes. Here is a little bit about the story and what makes it such a good read.

Cheesie and his friend Georgie go to camp together, but end up in a cabin with the big guys. Cheesie ends up in a fight with one of the big kids named Kevin. Every night the campers vote on who is the coolest for that day and at the end of two weeks there is a final vote for the coolest where the loser has to do the punishment. As I read it I wondered what do they do to make themselves the coolest? You might be wondering who will win and what is the punishment? You will have to read the book to find out.

What I enjoyed about Cheesie Mack Is Cool in a Duel was it was so interesting it felt like it was only ten pages and the book is actually 222 pages. What made me keep reading is how entertaining the book is, such as the different ways they tried to be the coolest. I won't ruin it for you by telling you all the ways in this review. What I did not like about the book was that in practically every chapter the author keeps saying "You can find this on my website." I really got tired of reading: on my website, on my website, on my website. Other people would like to read this book because it is a fun get-away. You will escape your boring school day with an adventure for a little while with some fun kids and funny situations. It may even give you a few ideas on how to be cool.

Review written by David (6th grade student).

We would like to thank Random House for providing a copy of Cheesie Mack Is Cool in a Duel for this review.

Have you read Cheesie Mack Is Cool in a Duel? How would you rate it?

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for your very well written review. I noted you did not like the references to Cheesie's website. Have you been to it? You might enjoy it.

    Steve Cotler